Chorus

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC), a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of approximately 80 auditioned singers from Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, and range in age from high school students to octogenarians! Under the direction of Chorus Director Mark Singleton, the ensemble presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.

   

Once again, the ECSC will be performing four concerts this coming season.  A successful Palm Sunday concert happened this past March, when the chorus joined forces with the ECSO and the Norwich Diocesan Choir in performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem at Saint Patrick Cathedral under the direction of Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada. 


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Audition Information  


2015-2016 Concerts


Classically Modern

The concert will be held on SATURDAY, November 7, 2015 at 7:00pm at Evans Hall on the campus of Connecticut College. The ECSC concert will be featuring Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass and a selection from Beethoven.  Our accompanist, Jeehyun Kim will also be featured in another piano concerto.  Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information. 


Holidays! 

The concert will be held on SATURDAY, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Norwich, CT.  The ECSC will be performing Handel's Messiah, Christmas Portion with the Norwich Diocesan Choir.  Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information.


Norwich
The ECSC will join the ECSO once again to perform with the Norwich Diocesan Choir on SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 for a concert at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Norwich, Connecticut.  Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information. 


Crowning Glory
The ECSC joins the ECSO to perform Edward Elgar's Coronation Ode on SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information.  Please remember to tell them that you heard about it here!  You can also order tickets to concerts held with the ECSO by visiting www.gardearts.org.  Thank you for your patronage!


  

The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors.  If you wish to learn more about the chorus, want to make a donation, or are interested in placing an ad in our concert program, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at ecscpresident@gmail.com



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AUDITION INFORMATION

Follow this LINK to get all information on our upcoming September auditions for Principal Horn, and String positions.

Radio

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Smetana: The Moldau
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Liszt: Les préludes, S 97
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations

ECSO 2016 Instrumental Competition

Interested in entering the ECSO's 2016 Instrumental Competition? The competition is open to all instrumentalists including pianists. Follow these links for an application form and guidelines for this years competition!

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The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.